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How tar sands threaten our communities

Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 2:00pm


East York Civic Centre
850 Coxwell Ave
Toronto, ON
43° 41' 28.9176" N, 79° 19' 36.7716" W

Aug 25, 2013 - How Tar Sands Threaten Our Communities
When: Sunday, August 25 -- 2pm
Where: East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Ave., Toronto

Featured speaker: Ben Powless, Mohawk environmental advocate organizing Ottawa's community campaign against tar sands pipeline. Ben works extensively with the Indigenous Environmental Networks on climate policy.

... along with East End Toronto community voices.

Meeting begins with a short video on tar sands.

Concern is growing. Word is getting out about Enbridge Corp.'s plan to convert an aging cross-Toronto pipeline (Line 9) to transport a toxic mixture of bitumen (tar) and chemicals.

No thanks, Enbridge: Line 9 refit is all pain, no gain

The following letter to the NEB on Line 9 project was submitted by the Toronto-based group East End Against Line 9. 

 The National Energy Board (NEB) has been empowered by the federal government to rule on Enbridge Inc.'s project to re-purpose a pipeline (Line 9) so it can carry tar sands oil across Toronto. We regret that the NEB has declined to allow East End Against Line 9 to take part in its hearing on the Enbridge project. The reason given is that the areas we represent -- 8-15 kilometres downstream from Line 9 -- are allegedly "not in close vicinity to the pipeline route" and we "therefore did not persuasively demonstrate a specific and detailed interest that would be directly affected by the Project." [1]


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We write today as witnesses, witnesses to an ecological and social disaster which words can scarcely describe: we have just returned from Fort McMurray, Alberta, the nerve-centre of the tar sands. Welcomed by the local Indigenous community and accompanied by hundreds of citizens from across North America, we walked through the heart of the largest industrial project on the planet. Some of us also visited the Suncor Oil facilities at that company's invitation.


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